Libels
Since the Palestinian Authority was established it has systematically indoctrinated young and old to hate Israelis and Jews. Using media, education, and cultural structures that it controls, the PA has actively promoted religious hatred, demonization, conspiracy libels, etc. These are packaged to present Israelis and Jews as endangering Palestinians, Arabs, and all humanity. This ongoing campaign has so successfully instilled hatred that fighting, murder and even suicide terror against Israelis and Jews are seen by the majority of Palestinians as justified self-defense and as Allah’s will.


Throughout history bogus conspiracy accusations have been used to incite hatred, violence, and mass murder. The myriad conspiracy libels concerning Israel, Israelis and Jews are an integral part of the Palestinian Authority’s ongoing hate promotion. PA libels claim that Israel conspires to infect Palestinians with AIDS, spread drug addiction, conspired and successfully murdered Arafat, and more. The PA’s goal has been to inculcate hatred to the degree that fighting and murdering Jews and Israelis will be glorified as heroic self-defense.
Libel: Israel murders and poisons
Vicious libels about Israel and the Jews are an integral part of the Palestinian Authority’s strategy to infuse hate in the Palestinian population. Fabrications assert that Israel intentionally pursues children, poisoning candy and planting bombs inside toys to kill them, murders Palestinians in cold blood, and mutilates dead bodies. These and many other libels add to the ongoing demonization of the Jews, paving the way for acceptance of terrorism against Israel as legitimate self-defense and even as an ideal in itself. 

This video depicts one libel, voiced by PA Mayor Mustafa Fuqah, contending that Israel makes weapons and ammunition disguised as toys because Israel wants to kill children.

PA Mayor Mustafa Fuqah:
"Some [explosives] are in different shapes. Some are shaped like pens, and some look like toys. Some are in different shapes to tempt children to touch them or pick them up. This is a real danger and real proof that the Israeli army targets children and young ones."
[PA TV (Fatah), Dec. 29, 2012]

The following are more examples of the murder and poison libel:
Article in PA daily accuses Israel of using "poisonous gas" while exploding terror tunnel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 31, 2017
Headline: “The missiles bore carried poisonous gas that was used for the first time – eight Martyrs and 12 wounded in Israeli aggression against sites in Khan Yunis…”
     “Yesterday [Oct. 30, 2017] medical sources announced the death of eight Martyrs (Shahids) and the wounding of 12 others… due to Israeli bombing against of a tunnel in an open area next to the separation wall east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip…
A medical source in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, Deir Al-Balah, revealed that poison gas was used in the missiles that hit the tunnel, (sic., Israel has denied this claim) and that the doctors still do not know what type it is, since it was used for the first time...
As part of the Palestinian responses, yesterday the national factions and popular activists condemned the Israeli crime. The Fatah Movement condemned the Israeli crime and emphasized in a statement yesterday that this pure blood was not spilled in vain, and that those who committed the crime will not escape justice.”
Click to view bulletin


PA spokesman accuses Israel of using an "internationally forbidden weapon" while exploding terror tunnel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 30, 2017
Spokesman of the PA Ministry of Health in Gaza Ashraf Al-Qudra: "Most of the injuries among the Martyrs (Shahids) and wounded occurred during the inhalation of gas (there is no evidence Israel used gas in destroying the attack tunnel -Ed.)... There is speculation that Israel used an internationally forbidden weapon during this incident. Therefore, we call on all of the international organizations to stop these materials that the Israeli occupation is using against our unarmed people."
Click to view bulletin

On Oct. 30, 2017, Israel destroyed an Islamic Jihad attack tunnel from Gaza that crossed into Israeli territory. At least twelve members of the Islamic Jihad terror organizations, including senior terrorist commanders, were killed in the explosion of the tunnel. The Israeli army reported that the dead were killed when they entered the tunnel after it was blown up.

Fatah accuses Israel of carrying out 1982 massacre committed by Christian Phalangists 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Sept. 17, 2017
Text and picture posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement - Bethlehem Branch

The picture shows a woman lying on the ground. In the lower right corner is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.



Posted text: “35 years and the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) of the Sabra and Shatila massacre is still not dry
Thousands of innocent people were murdered in three days by the Zionist army (sic., the massacre was committed by Christian Phalangists; not the Israeli army) and its mercenaries from among the Lebanese forces. The stomachs of the pregnant women were slashed, and the children and elderly were massacred in a spectacle that was fascist, criminal, and shameful to mankind.”

Sabra and Shatila are Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. In 1982, during the first Lebanon War, Muslim residents of the camps were massacred by Christian Phalangists. The PA has a longstanding policy of falsely accusing Israel of committing the massacre or actively helping to carry it out.

10 dead Palestinian children was birthday wish of Israeli PM Sharon 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 15, 2017

Imad Hamato, Professor of Quranic Studies, University of Palestine (Gaza), host of weekly PA TV program on Islam: 
"Read the memoirs of [Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon who died. When he wanted to celebrate his birthday, he used to say: ‘On my birthday I want 10 candles to be blown out, 10 Palestinian children. I want to hear that at the end of the day, so that I can feel joy.'"
Click to view video
Click to view bulletin

Note: This sermon originally aired on official PA TV program This is Our Religion on Aug. 7, 2015 and was rebroadcast on Sept. 15, 2017.

PA news agency accuses Israel of 1982 massacre carried out by Christian Phalangists 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 15, 2017
Headline: “Tomorrow is the 35th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre”

“Tomorrow, Saturday [Sept. 16, 2017], is the 35th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre that took place on Sept. 16, 1982, at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon…
The massacre began after a siege by the Israeli army led by [Israeli] Minister of War (sic., Defense) Ariel Sharon and [Israeli Army Chief of Staff] Rafael Eitan. This massacre was carried out far from the media outlets, and in it small arms and the like were used in the acts of eliminating the residents of the camp, and the Israeli army’s mission was to surround the camp and light it up at night with flares (s ic., the Israeli army was unaware of the Christian Phalangists’ intentions and did not have a “mission” in the massacre).
The Israeli occupation army and the South Lebanon Army, which cooperated with it, surrounded the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, and hundreds of armed people were let in on the pretext of searching for Palestinian fighters, while there were only children, elderly people, and women in the camp (s ic., the overwhelming majority of those killed were men). The armed people murdered the women and children and most of the bodies were left in the streets of the camp, and afterwards the Israeli bulldozers came in to sweep away the camp and destroy the homes in order to hide the crime (sic., Israel did not try to hide the incident but held the Kahan Commission of Inquiry to investigate it).”

Sabra and Shatila – Sabra and Shatila are Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. In 1982, during the first Lebanon War, Muslim residents of the camps were massacred by Christian Phalangists. The PA has a longstanding policy of falsely accusing Israel of committing the massacre or actively helping to carry it out.

Fatah official falsely claims that Israel perpetrated Sabra and Shatila massacre 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Sept. 13, 2017
Headline: “Tirawi: The anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila [massacre] is an open wound of allowing Palestinian blood to be spilled”
        “Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of Popular Organizations] Tawfiq Tirawi said on the anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre that… the Sabra and Shatila massacre is an open bleeding wound in the scarred Palestinian memory, and that it was not the first massacre that the occupation had perpetrated against the Palestinians, and would also not be the last.”

Sabra and Shatila are Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. In 1982, during the first Lebanon War, Muslim residents of the camps were massacred by Christian Phalangists. The PA has a longstanding policy of falsely accusing Israel of committing the massacre or actively helping to carry it out.

PLO official visits families of terrorists, claims that Israel deliberately kills young Palestinians 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 4, 2017
Headline: "Karake: Martyr Al-Salehi was abandoned to bleed for more than an hour and a half when he was arrested"
     "Director of (PLO) Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that Martyr (Shahid) Raed Al-Salehi (21) from Bethlehem, who fell as a Martyr yesterday [Sept. 3, 2017] at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, was abandoned to bleed for an hour and a half after he was shot by the occupation soldiers when he was arrested at his home on Aug. 7, 2017. As a result of this, his state of health deteriorated and he lost a lot of blood… [Karake] noted that what happened to Martyr Al-Salehi is a recurring crime that the occupation soldiers perpetrate in order to kill young Palestinians, and not arrest them. He also demanded to open the files of the occupation's crimes and the policy of assassinations and executions against Palestinians…
Karake said these things during a visit to families of prisoners and Martyrs in the Bethlehem district for the blessed Eid Al-Adha (i.e., Muslim “Sacrifice Feast” holiday)."

Click "full article" for a longer excerpt and for more information 


PLO official: Israel is deliberately targeting Palestinian children 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Aug. 26, 2017
Headline: "Karake: The occupation is intentionally targeting children"
       "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake said that the Israeli occupation forces are intentionally targeting children, whether by shooting them with live [bullets] during arrest operations in order to kill them, or through the widespread policy of arrests being implemented against them."

Official PA daily repeats lie that terrorist stabbers are innocent victims who Israel shoots and then “throw a knife” next to the body, fabricating a stabbing attack 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 29, 2017
Headline: “Another Martyr at the death junction, [Gush] Etzion [Junction]!”

“For the occupation soldiers deployed at what is known as ‘[Gush] Etzion Junction,’ the matter has become simple: They shoot at all the Palestinians they want, and after every murder they throw a knife next [to the dead Palestinian].
According to many citizens, this is what happened to Martyr Abdallah Ali Mahmoud Takatka (24) (i.e., terrorist, attempted to stab Israeli soldiers).”

Abdallah Ali Mahmoud Takatka – 24-year-old Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at Gush Etzion Junction on July 28, 2017. Takatka was killed by the soldiers.

PA presents Israelis as murderers and terrorists as beloved of Allah 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, July 23, 2017
"District Governor of Bethlehem Jabrin Al-Bakri came to console the family of Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Tanouh (i.e., terrorist, killed while attempting to stab), who was executed in cold blood by the Israeli occupation soldiers a number of days ago in the village of Taqua on the pretext of an attempt to carry out a stabbing operation, according to the Israeli claims…

[Deputy] District Governor Muhammad Taha Abu Ulya said that the delegation, led by District Governor Al-Bakri, came to console the Martyr's family… He also emphasized that the Martyrs are more precious than all of us, because Allah has cherished them in his precious book, the holy Quran…

Muhammad Tanouh – a Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at the entrance to the village of Taqua, south of Bethlehem, on July 20, 2017, and was shot and killed by them.

The terms "all means”, "all means of resistance," “all forms,” are ‎used by PA leaders to include using all types of violence, including deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as stabbings and shootings, as well as throwing rocks and Molotov Cocktails.


PLO official accuses Israel of carrying out "daily executions" of Palestinian civilians, in response to UN chief's condemnation of terror attack that killed 3 Israelis 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, July 22, 2017
Headline: "Tayseer Khaled: What about the occupation's crimes and the nearly daily executions, Mr. Guterres?"
       "PLO Executive Committee member and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Political Bureau member Tayseer Khaled wondered in a post on social media about the position of UN Secretary-General António Guterres that expresses empathy towards the settlers, and his silence over the Israeli occupation’s crimes and the nearly daily executions that the occupation forces are carrying out against the Palestinian civilians.
This is in light of the fact that UN Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the stabbing operation (i.e., terror attack, 3 murdered) that took place yesterday night, Friday [July 21, 2017], in the settlement of Halamish, west of occupied Ramallah, and led to the deaths of 3 settlers and the wounding of 4 (sic., 1 wounded)."

Click "full article" for more information

Fatah official attends terrorist's funeral and presents him as a “heroic Martyr” who was “shot” by Israel  
Source: Facebook page of Abbas Zaki, Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations, July 12, 2017

Text and pictures posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki

Posted text: "[Fatah Central Committee member and] Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations brother Abbas Zaki, together with the Fatah Movement and residents of the town of Taqua, participates in saying goodbye to their son heroic Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Ibrahim Jibril (i.e., terrorist, injured 1) who ascended to Heaven yesterday [July 11, 2017] as a result of being shot by the occupation forces."

Click "full article" for more information
.

PA TV: Terrorists who murdered an Israeli policewoman were "Martyrs," Israel carries out "collective punishment" and killed a Palestinian "on the pretext" that he tried to carry out a "stabbing operation" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 23, 2017
Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem

Official PA TV reporter: “Bara Ibrahim Saleh, Osama Ata, Adel Hassan Ankoush (i.e., terrorists, murdered 1) - Martyrs (Shahids) of the [Ramadan] month of great mercy who were shot by the occupation, after they carried out a stabbing and shooting operation that led to the killing of an Israeli soldier (sic., border policewoman Hadar Malka) and the injury of another by the Suleiman Cave (i.e., Zedekiah’s Cave) next to Damascus Gate [of Jerusalem’s Old City]. In addition, [Palestinians] from Jerusalem were wounded by the indiscriminate shooting of the occupation forces in order to begin a collective punishment of Jerusalem and its residents… The blood of the three Martyrs had not dried when the blood of another Martyr watered the ground of the homeland. Young Baha Imad Al- Harbawi, 23, was shot by the occupation and died as a Martyr next to the Jaba’ checkpoint northeast of Jerusalem, on the pretext that he tried to carry out a stabbing operation. [However,] no injury to the occupation’s ranks was documented.”
Click to view bulletin

Click "full article" for a longer excerpt


Fatah Facebook falsely claims that Israeli army assisted in Cave in the Patriarch Massacre 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 10, 2017

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "Today, the 15th day of [the Muslim fast month of] Ramadan [June 10, 2017], is the 23rd anniversary of the massacre carried out by terrorist Baruch Goldstein with the help of the occupation forces at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron (sic.)"

Click "full article" for more information

Fatah official repeats libel: Israeli soldiers ordered to “shoot Palestinian children” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 18, 2017
Headline: “Martyr Fatima leaves with her dream wrapping her in shrouds”

“Masses of the Ramallah and El-Bireh district yesterday [May 17, 2017] accompanied to burial Martyr (Shahida) Fatima Hjeiji (i.e., terrorist, tried to stab Israeli policemen), who was shot by the occupation and died as a Martyr in Jerusalem…
Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank] Jamal Muhaisen said that the Martyrs illuminate the path to freedom and independence. He noted that the occupation is targeting children according to a previous decision by extremist Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu, who orders the soldiers to shoot Palestinian children.”

Fatima Hjeiji – a 16-year-old Palestinian female terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli policemen at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City on May 7, 2017. In response, the policemen shot and killed her. A note found on her, which included a verse from the Quran, was signed “Martyr.”

PA lies: Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims Israel awarded Elor Azaria "highest decorations" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 26, 2017
     “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the occupation’s announcement on closing the investigation regarding an occupation police officer’s shooting young Hadeel Awwad (14) and her cousin Norhan Awwad (16) on the pretext that they stabbed an elderly person in occupied Jerusalem in October 2015 (a case on claims that Norhan Awwad no longer posed a threat when the officer shot her was closed on April 24, 2017 –Ed.). The officer executed young Hadeel, and he seriously wounded Norhan who was left lying on the ground for many hours without aid being provided to her.
The ministry said in a press release yesterday: ‘The investigation case was closed after what is called the Israeli “Ministry of Justice,” which is led by extremist Minister Ayelet Shaked, reached the conclusion that “the officer’s use of force was justified,” on the pretext that the officer “worried that the young women were wearing explosive belts”’…
The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the acquittal of the girl Awwad’s murderer by the occupation’s police is a public call to terror and encouragement to murder the members of our people in cold blood.
The ministry emphasized in its statement yesterday that the fact that the occupation’s kangaroo courts compete with each other in releasing murderers proves for the thousandth time Israel’s racist discrimination, which ignores the murderers of our children, awards its soldiers who are involved in blood[shed] the highest decorations as in the case of young Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sharif (sic., Israeli soldier Elor Azaria who shot terrorist Al-Sharif was given a prison sentence), and defends the extremists who burned child Abu Khdeir (sic., the murderers were sentenced) and destroyed the Dawabsheh family (sic., suspects are being investigated).”

Click "full article" for notes.

PLO official: "The Palestinian people declares its intifada against the worst occupation in modern history" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 18, 2017
Headline: “Ramallah: Main events of support for the prisoners’ battle”
     “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake warned the occupation’s [Israeli] Prison Service not to oppress the hunger striking prisoners and treat them violently, and said that all options will be open if something bad happens to one of the prisoners.
He referred to the masses that went out [into the streets] of the homeland and the diaspora, and said: ‘Our people wherever it is declares that the cause of freedom is holy to it and it is thirsty to be liberated of the occupation, and also that the occupation government will not achieve peace, security, and stability as long as it commits terror and organized crime against our people and its prisoners.’
He added: ‘The Palestinian people declares its intifada against the worst occupation in modern history and supports its prisoners who are waging a battle for dignity through [a] hunger [strike] in the most difficult place of confrontation.’ He called on the international community and the UN Security Council to stand by their legal and moral responsibility in light of what is happening to the prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, to provide them with international protection, and to put the Israeli war criminals on trial for their ongoing crimes.”

PA Education Minister: Israel is deliberately killing Palestinian children every day 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 6, 2017
Headline: “Saidam: Palestine”

“[PA Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri] Saidam emphasized the right of the children of Palestine to a secure education and a free and dignified life, far from the fear of killing and destruction…
Saidam condemned the despicable crimes that the occupation army and extremist settlers are committing against the children of Palestine, when they intentionally and directly kill them every day, and prevent them from living and obtaining an education. He noted that the education community has lost many of its children as a result of the occupation’s violations, in addition to hundreds of children who have been wounded and permanently disabled.”

Fatah cartoon shows baby mobile of Israeli soldiers pointing guns at Palestinian baby 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Apr. 4, 2017
Cartoon published on Falestinona, the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon


Headline: “Palestinian Children’s Day”

The cartoon shows a Palestinian baby crying while lying underneath a hanging baby mobile in the shape of a Star of David, with an Israeli soldier, helicopter, and two tanks hanging from it and pointing their weapons at the baby.

PLO official claims Israel carries out assassinations of youth and crimes against Al-Aqsa Mosque 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 3, 2017
Headline: “Qurei condemns the occupation’s crimes in the holy city”
     “PLO Executive Committee member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei ‘Abu Alaa’ warned against the severity of the incessant Israeli violations and the dangerous escalation that [Israel] is carrying out in occupied Jerusalem, its environs, and against the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. [He also warned against] the crimes that are being committed, which reflect the Israeli occupation government’s way, and against the violations that harm all areas of life: arrests in the ranks of the young people and assassinations on the ground, the latest of which was the assassination of young 17-year-old Ahmed Ghazal (i.e., terrorist, stabbed 3) in the area of Al-Wad Street, which leads to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

Ahmed Ghazal – a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed two Israeli civilians in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 1, 2017. Ghazal fled the scene, and after being cornered by police he stabbed an officer before being shot and killed.